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Sports Law Research Guide

Legal issues related to sports revolve around a number of areas of law, ranging from contracts to torts to intellectual property and others, so secondary sources are often the best place to begin when researching a sports law question.

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Introduction & Scope

Legal issues related to sports revolve around a number of areas of law, ranging from contracts to torts to intellectual property and others, so secondary sources are often the best place to begin when researching a sports law question. These secondary sources will point researchers to relevant statutory and case law. This guide will identify a few of the major federal statutes directly impacting sports law, but its primary focus will be on the secondary resources available to members of the Georgetown Law community to begin sports law research.

For international sports law research, please refer to our Olympics & International Sports Law Research Guide. Guides on specific legal topics, such as contract law, tort law, etc., are included in our entire listing of research guides.